At 11 years old, Zhang Yutong already tips the scales at more than 80 kilos. That’s why his parents send him to a weight loss camp. While there, Zhang Yutong hopes to lose 30 kilos. The number of overweight and obese people is rising in China.
Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Two women have been detained by police over claims a Beijing daycare center engaged in widespread child abuse. The CEO of the daycare chain RYB has issued an apology as authorities opened an official investigation.
Claims a Beijing nursery gave injections and drugs to toddlers have prompted a media storm and protests by parents. Police are investigating, and daycare chain operator RYB says it has suspended three teachers.
Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been handed a two-year jail term on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power." The verdict is the latest in a crackdown on activism that international critics fear is worsening.
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